– Newborn Photography Q&A –
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK?
It is best to book just after your 16 week scan. Then I block out a couple of dates in my diary for two weeks either side of your due date.
As I have so many dates taken up by each newborn I can only offer a limited number of sessions per month. So as soon as you have decided you would like your newborn photos captured by Wings Photography, give me a call and we can schedule you in the diary.
HOW DOES IT WORK WHEN YOU DONT KNOW WHEN BABY WILL ARRIVE?
Babies as we all know come when they are ready. Only around 5% of babies come on that unit due date. Most first time babies arrives later, around 60% the week after the due date.
When you book in I put your due date in the diary, then I keep dates two weeks either side of your due date. As soon as your baby arrives you let me know and thats when you get your session date.
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
All sessions take place in my purposely design studio, in Wingerworth Chesterfield.
The studio is attached to my home and is completely self-contained. It’s kept to a constant 26° to ensure that baby is kept nice and cosy. It may mean we get a little warm so do make sure you wear something comfortable.
HOW LONG DO THEY TAKE?
Sessions can take up to 4 hours with the average newborn session lasted around 2 1/2 hours. As each baby is different, we work with them you can’t rush a newborn!
I have tea and coffee available and a nice comfy sofa for you to relax on. I have had a few sleep deprived parents evening having a little nap.
- You’re relaxing weekday studio session for your newborn sibling a new lasting up to 4 hours in my dedicated studio.
- A welcome gift and welcome pack on booking
- A wide range of hats, headbands and blankets to choose from to make the session completely unique to you.
- An information guide to help you prepare for your session.
- You will receive a minimum 25 fully edited digital photos from your newborn session (and your maternity session if you have booked one) on a USB, in a beautiful personalised box, as well as the same images as 8″ prints, ready for you to frame or give as gifts to family and friends.
WHEN DO I GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?
Your photos will be ready for you, around two weeks after your newborn session.
CAN PARENTS AND SIBLINGS HAVE SOME PHOTOS WITH BABY?
Of course! I encourage it. You will never get this time back and having photos of you all as a family when baby is still still so tiny is so precious. It also helps siblings bond with the new baby.
I take photos of both mum and dad each alone with the baby and then together. Then we do sibling photos with the baby and then you all as a family. If you have siblings who are at school and you can’t take them out of school for the session then you are welcome to bring them for 15 minutes session on a Saturday morning.
WHAT IF MY BABY WONT SLEEP?
Don’t worry, I am an expert at getting babies to sleep. I’ve been doing this now for over 14 years. But while they are awake it’s nice to get some with babies eyes open to. All babies will sleep eventually I am and I’m very patient. So please don’t panic.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?
I have all the blankets, hats and headbands at my studio for you to choose from. But you are welcome to bring any keepsake objects you would like photographing with your baby.
Once baby has arrived I supply you with a guide to help you prepare for your session. It tells you how to get you and your baby ready and what you need to do.
WHAT IS THE COST?
I require a non-refundable booking fee of £125 to secure your booking, with the final balance of £650 payable at your newborn session.
You may choose to upgrade to a luxury keepsake box with crystal USB & mounted 8″ prints for just £220
or add a 20″ Wall art for an extra £375
– Kind words –
“Absolutely loved phoebes newborn photos, we will treasure this forever. Lynn, thank you so much for your time and patience, you were fantastic with us. Would highly recommend and we will be back for some more of the little lady grows.”
“What an amazing experience! Lyn was fantastic with a son and catch a beautiful images which we will treasure forever. We can’t thank her enough and would 100% recommend. Thank you Lyn”
“What a wonderful experience, photo shoot went fantastically well and Lyn is a miracle worker with her baby. She gave us once in a lifetime photos of a little one to keep and cherish forever. Top-class and will recommend to everyone, thank you Lyn.”
– Contact me –
I love to talk about babies, so please feel free to get in touch and we can have a chat about your session.
You can either use the contact form or email me Lyn@wingsphotography.co.uk
or call 07783 177100